Drive The Ball
We live in a time of rapid development. Business culture is rapidly evolving. Mergers, acquisitions, and global expansion help create new opportunities. Smart companies keep ahead of the curve, but those willing to push the limits of what is possible, the .01%, those are the people who BREAK the curve. How do we adapt to change? "Drive the Ball" is the "How to Win" answer to that question.
The High Performance Climb
John shares his first-hand experience in a culture that pushes High Performance to the extremes, flying at times as close as 36 inches apart at speeds of more than 400 knots – upside down! See how John helps audience members understand their High Performance gaps and begin a High Performance Climb to close them.
The Blue Angels are a team of more than 120 members operating with a commitment to High Performance. Team oneness isn’t dictated; it’s developed. Learn how the Blues create a team atmosphere of trust and respect that empowers its members. Learn how you can create an environment that has team members eagerly opting into this type of Blue Angel team oneness.
Belief Levels—Soaring to New Heights
As human beings, we don’t perform at our full potential. We perform at a Belief Level. Understanding our Belief Levels is a key to turning any vision into a new reality. Listen as John describes how he elevated his Belief Levels so that he could join the top 1/10th of 1/10th of 1 percent of all pilots — the Blue Angels.
Trust—Executing with Precision
The “Knife Edge pass” is a highly precise maneuver originally developed by John Foley and one of his teammates when they were Blue Angels. It involves the two solo pilots flying directly at each other and crossing a CenterPoint at the same time and at the same altitude — without hitting each other. Listen as John describes how Contracts — verbal and nonverbal — played a vital role in creating the type of trust essential to executing that maneuver and why that type of trust is key to operational excellence in every organization.
Why Book John Foley?
In 2015, John "Gucci" Foley has been recognized as one of the top 10 most in demand speakers. John has spoken to some of the Highest Performing organizations such as, Microsoft, Hitachi, Intel, Cisco, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Goodyear, Chevron, Lowe’s, Marriott, Wyndham Hotels, Hilton, Penske Racing, Rawlings, LA Kings, Sprint, Motorola, Merrill Lynch, Mass Mutual, Capital Group, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, GE Capital, American Hospital Association, Merck, Reach Air, Adecco, Gillette, McDonalds, and Million Dollar Round Table.
He is a former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford School of Business, a gratitude guru and an expert in the how of High Performance teams. His exciting, rare journey inspires awe, triggering audiences to take action and rethink what they believe is possible. John employs those intense realities as a metaphor to motivate teams and individuals to reach their highest potential while empowering organizations to sustain excellence under dynamic change.
John’s presentations are marked by three overriding traits: